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Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
, who say, "yes, we are going to ask the wealthiest people to see an increase in their tax rates. they are going to have to pay more in taxes. we have to end the absurdity of one out of four corporations in america not paying a nickel in taxes. and that we can do deficit reduction in a way that is fair, not on the backs of the elderly, the children, the sick, and the poor." that is my view. that's the view of the vast majority of the american people. do i think that view is being reflected in the corporate media today? no, i don't think it is. >> quickly, i have been around even longer than you in numbers of years. and i've never seen even a good program that can't be made better by careful and intelligent reform. isn't there something to be done about medicare that would meet the other side and say, "yes, we're willing to make these changes because we think these changes are justified?" >> the answer is yes if the challenge was, "how do you make medicare more efficient and save money for the taxpayers?" for example, the veterans administration negotiates drug prices with the pha
PBS
Dec 2, 2012 6:30pm PST
state legislatures directly affects our taxes, schools, roads, the quality of our air and water, even our right to vote. politicians and lobbyists at the core of this clever enterprise figured out how to pull it off in an organized, camouflaged way, covering their tracks while they put one over on an unsuspecting public. this is the story of how and why it worked. our report was many months in the making. it's a collaboration between tom casciato and kathleen hughes, the filmmakers at okapi productions, and the schumann media center that i head. schumann supports independent journalism and public watchdog groups like the center for media and democracy, whose investigators have been tracking the footprints of alec, an organization hiding in plain sight, yet one of the most influential and powerful in american politics. ♪ ♪ >> i've often told people that i talk to out on the campaign trail when they say "state what?" when i say i'm running for the state legislature. i tell them that the decisions that are made here in the legislature are often more important for your everyday life t
PBS
Dec 9, 2012 6:30pm PST
program, or go online recycle my cell phone. (dot) org there are lots of easy, free, and tax- deductible ways to recycle your phone. now that makes sense! >> this week on "moyers & company" -- >> when you have more and more control of the media in the hands of a few of these giant billion-dollar corporations, i think you're not going to have the kind of debate and discussion and information that makes our democracy the kind of democracy it should be. >> and -- >> there's a reason to have political parties. but to give them the control they have over our political system is just wrong. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote comp
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